Open up, as fast as you can; undo the bolts on the women’s doors! It needs someone really in his prime –

[With a sudden change of tone]

not to help someone who’s finished with, though, what’s the point?

[At the top of his voice again]

Hey, hey! I’m shouting to the deaf and crying out uselessly to people asleep, for nothing. Where’s Clytaemestra? What’s she

doing? [Aside] It looks as though her head is now on the block

to be chopped and fall – and quite right too. CLYTAEMESTRA [coming to her door]: What’s the matter? What’s this

noise you’re raising in the house?